July 2017 update: While AAPS vs. ABMS is in a holding pattern waiting for the district court to proceed there have been other important advancements in the battle to stop MOC. An important victory was won against the ABIM when a federal judge in New Jersey threw out the ABIM lawsuit attacking Dr. Jaime Salas […]
More and more patients are looking to work directly with their physicians without the government or insurance company in the exam room.
Common Sense Medicine, hot off the press, is a powerful, easy-to-read, and entertaining exposé of the root problems plaguing American medicine and the simple solutions to increase access to high-quality, low-cost medical care! If you are on the AAPS mailing list you will be receiving a complimentary copy with your August edition of AAPS News. […]
HHS regulations addressing “Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities” went into effect in July. These regulations implement Section 1557 of the “Affordable Care Act.”
Free-market capitalism has brought unimaginable innovations to mankind in the last 200 years, more so than any other economic system in the history of the world: airplanes, telephones, personal computers, electric lightbulbs. Far less appreciated, even by those who are ardent advocates of free markets, are the innovations brought by private medical practices through the magic of free-market capitalism.
Medical errors are now the third-leading cause of death in the U.S., costing some 250,000 lives per year, according to an article in the BMJ.
This week’s health policy news roundup curated by Jane M. Orient, M.D. Those who chose a Health Savings Account (HSA) will probably find it regulated out of existence in the 500-page rule for standardized health plans. http://www.nationalreview.com/article/433639/health-savings-accounts-obamacare-affordable-care-act-killing-hsa State and federal taxpayers are big losers because of 16 million more Medicaid recipients. CBO estimates that $64 […]
Marilyn Singleton, MD, JD summarizes recent healthcare-related legislative activity on Capitol Hill. If Anyone Has Not Yet Heard About This The partial ObamaCare repeal passed via reconciliation, the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015, H.R. 3762, was vetoed by President Obama. The House attempted to override the veto on February 2, 2016 but […]
With the help of Frank Lobb, author of The Great Health Care Fraud and Too Big to Be Legal, AAPS has developed suggested letters for insured patients to send in case they get a huge bill from an out-of-network “provider” called in by a hospital, such as the $117,000 bill from a “drive-by” assistant surgeon […]
Marilyn Singleton, MD, JD summarizes recent healthcare-related legislative activity on Capitol Hill. There is no question that opiate abuse – both legal and illegal is on the rise in all demographics. Congress introduced several laws last year and a rash of laws this year in response to the public awareness of the epidemic. The main […]